Kala Watermelon Soprano Ukulele (Discontinued)

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$80
Kala Watermelon Soprano Ukulele

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 20+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Here's an interesting twist to the soprano pineapple design, Kala simply painted it to look like a watermelon - and based on reviews, people love this fruity look.

On the inside, it is very much the same as the other Kala Pineapple ukuleles, so the expected sound should be the same.

The top, back, sides and neck are all crafted from mahogany, while the fingerboard is crafted from rosewood.

Key Features

  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: 12
  • Frets: Rosewood

Pros
Owners responses to the Kala Watermelon are generally positive, and it gets most of its high ratings from users who feel that they got more than what they paid for. Most are happy with how it sounds, from parents who bought it for their kids, to older players who just want an affordable couch instrument. It's watermelon look also gets a lot of praise, not just from the players, but also from their listeners, who took a liking at its unique design.

Cons
Intonation related issues came up a few times, with users recommending replacing the factory-installed strings for improved playing experience.

Overall
If you want an affordable yet standout ukulele, then check out the Kala Watermelon Soprano.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores - for highly rated alternatives see our guide to The Best Soprano Ukuleles.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.